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bowgrace

[bou-greys] /ˈbaʊˌgreɪs/
noun, Nautical
1.
a fender or pad used to protect the bows of a vessel from ice.
Origin
bow3 + grace; perhaps by folk etymology < French bonnegrace protecting brim on a hat
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